Awarded: December 1938 (BR42)

Blazon: In front of a Terrestrial Globe Azure/Argent the figure of Perseus Or.

Link: Perseus is symbolic of achieving the desired object with the available tools as well as a reference to the Perseus Engine which   the squadron was the first to use. The globe indicates world-wide activities.

Motto: Latin: Fortiter in re – Bravely in action.

History: Formed Filton 1 April 1916

Sponsored by Ivon Nigel Moore and dedicated to all who served with No 42 Squadron.

Battle Honours: 1. Western Front 1916-18. 2. Italian Front & Adriatic 1917-18. 3. Channel & North Sea 1939-42.   4. Biscay 1940. 5. Baltic 1941. 6. Eastern Waters 1943. 7. Arakan 1943-44. 8. Manipur 1944. 9. Somme 1916. 10. Arras 1917. 11. Ypres 1917. 12. Lys. 13. Fortress Europe 1941. 14. Pacific 1943-45. 15. Burma 1944-45.